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8 Things to Know Before Your First Triathlon

8 Things to Know Before Your First Triathlon

As a competitive triathlete, I’ve learned quite a bit about triathlon over the past five years. Here are some of the things that I wasn’t told prior to my first event. Discover what you should know before race day, so you don’t get caught by surprise. Be well prepared and your first experience will be a good one. You do not have to be an endurance athlete to compete in triathlon. There are several triathlon distances. The Super Sprint (quarter mile swim, 6.2 mile bike, 1.5 mile run) is the shortest. A typical fitness enthusiast can reasonably complete this in...